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Unit History: RFA Wave Victor

RFA Wave Victor

WAVE VICTOR  1943
 
8,128 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.
 
465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)
 
Built 1944  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
 
Launched 30th September 1943 as EMPIRE BOUNTY
 
Three drum type boilers.
 
Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.
 
Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots
 
1943 EMPIRE BOUNTY; MOWT; managed Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.
 
1946 WAVE VICTOR, Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Pennant : A220
 
1954 January 17th  : WAVE VICTOR sailed Cardiff for Fawley in ballast. The ship caught fire in the Bristol Channel and abandoned by all the crew with the exception of the Chief Engineer Officer. The crew later returned and joined the Chief Engineer in fighting the fire and saving the ship. The ship was towed to Swansea by Admiralty tugs. There were no fatalities


1960 Chartered to Air Ministry, fuelling hulk at Gan Island, Maldives.
1975 Hulked  Manila Bay, Philippines
 
1981 Scrapped
 

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Active From: 1943 - 1981

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